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What do self-portraits reveal about the painter? What do books reveal about a reader?
Organize students into small groups. Provide each group with self-portraits of famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo, daVinci, Frieda Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, etc. Ask students to discuss the qualities they observe highlighted about each artist.
Ask students to shift the focus of their conversation to the books we read. What do reading choices tell about the reader? Ask student groups to make a list of their contributions and be prepared to share these with the entire class.
Students groups share their ideas about what books tell about their readers.
Create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study the life and work of Andy Warhol.
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